The UHCAA has as its mission the uniting and reuniting of Cougars, promoting the legacy of athletes, bridging transitions for student athletes, and advancing the interests of the University of Houston. In an effort to support this mission, a scholarship program has been established to assist academically competitive students in financial need. Scholarships are awarded annually based upon predetermined criteria established by the UHCAA Scholarship Committee.

University of Houston Cougar Athletic Alliance Scholarship

University of Houston Cougars Athletic Alliance, (UHCAA), is pleased to offer scholarships for current students who will continue to be enrolled for the 2015-2016 school year. At least three (3) scholarships in the amounts between $1,000 -$4,000 will be awarded upon the evidence of enrollment and predetermined criteria established by the UHCAA Scholarship Committee.

The Scholarships

The scholarship is a one-year award paid in two installments, once in the fall semester and once in the spring semester. Recipients must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in the fall semester to receive the second installment of this award.


Applicants must be accepted and enrolled at the University of Houston, have U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status, and show proof of matriculation in at least six (6) hours (Graduate Studies) or twelve (12) hours (Undergraduate).


The UHCAA Scholarship Committee will consider academic performance, extracurricular activities, and financial need in making their selections. In addition, the Committee places considerable emphasis on community service. Therefore prospective applicants must demonstrate leadership and/or active participation in a University of Houston organization, as well as service within an organization outside of the University. Recipients will be required to volunteer and participate in at least five (5) UHCAA                                                     events or 25 service hours for UHCAA.

Application Requirements

The completed application, including the essay prompts listed below, and official transcript showing GPA will be submitted by the student. Please attach at least two recommendation letters; one that addresses academic achievement and one that addresses community service involvement. Applications received after the due date may not be considered. The Committee reserves the right to withhold the scholarship if eligible candidates cannot be identified.


Please attach a document answering the following questions. Each essay should be one-page statement, single spaced, in 12 pt. font (Times New Roman): How will this scholarship assist you in fulfilling your major and career goals, as well as, how it may inspire other African American UH students? Please also upload a one-page biographical sketch - tell us about yourself.

Application Deadline

The completed application and all other required information has been EXTENDED to July 10, 2015.

To download and fill out the extended deadline application click here.

Apply Now

For additional information or questions, contact UHCAA Scholarship Committee via .For communication purposes, include your permanent mailing address, phone number and email address. Thanks.